Hotel refuses to serve fish fingers to man with Down's Syndrome


Hotel refuses to serve fish fingers to man with Down's Syndrome

A hotel in Scotland has come under fire for refusing to serve fish fingers to a 47-year-old man with Down's Syndrome - because they were on the children's menu.

Willie Forbes was enjoying a trip to the Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness during a family holiday when he was told he couldn't have his favourite dish because it was only available to under 12s.

His niece, Clare Cumming, 19, told the Daily Mail: "I tried to explain he had Down's Syndrome and had special dietary requirements.

"He can't eat big portions, only little portions. The waitress went and got a supervisor but he was like, "No, you can't have that". We just got up and left."

Claire launched an internet campaign following the incident, which attracted the interest of around 45,000 users.

According to the Herald Scotland, the hotel's Regional Manager, Indranil Banerjee, wrote on Facebook: "I offer my profuse apologies to Claire Cumming and Willie for the upset that was caused during their visit to our restaurant yesterday.

"I invite them to meet with me so that I can say sorry in person and seek to make amends.

"I would like to reassure all of our guests that we pride ourselves in providing equal opportunities to our diners, and our staffs are all fully trained in this protocol."

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